Hoʻohui ʻOhana | Family Reunions: January 2020

Ka Wai Ola
E nā ʻohana Hawaiʻi: If you are planning a reunion or looking for genealogical information, Ka Wai Ola will print your listing at no charge on a space-available basis. Listings should not exceed 200 words. OHA reserves the right to edit all submissions for length. Send your information by mail, or e-mail kwo@OHA.org. E ola nā mamo a Hāloa!


Coito – Reunion on July 18, 2020. Place and time (to be announced at a later time), “Catered Lūʻau”. Ti shirts, tank tops and genealogy books available. Contact Jeanne Kahanaoi, 89-475 Mokiawe St., Waiʻanae, Hawaiʻi 96792. Phone: (808) 354-7365.

Chartrand – Aloha John Francis Carson Chartrand is my Grandfather on my mother’s side. He came to Hawaiʻi in the 20’s with the Calvary. He married four Hawaiian women in his life and had many children. Mary Keahi Kaohu, Edith Kapule Kalawaia, Margaret Keanalani Claesene and Helen Brown. My mother Isabelle Leinaʻala Chartrand Kainoa and brother Harold Kalawaia Chartrand had eleven half siblings. In honor of all the Chartrand ʻOhana that have passed on, to meet Grandpa Chartrand. We want to plan this a reunion. We need everyone to kokua with your current contact info to cuzin Cami Chartrand 446-5098 email Chartrandreunion2020@gmail.com or John Kainoa 244-8428, johnkainoa61@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you. Mahalo John.

Hanapi– The descendants of Lucy Hanapi Bungo, Lily Hanapi Kawelo, and Edward Kawaihoa Hanapi will be holding a family reunion on Oʻahu, Hawaii on July 24, 25, and 26, 2020. For more information email Lisa Jaber at ljab3@aol.com or call (808) 220-5404 and leave a message. Mahalo.

Heen/Meheula – Calling all descendants of Chung Mook Heen, known in Hawaiʻi as Harry A. HEEN married Mary (Mele) Helemika Keaukahalani MEHEULA. Known Children: William Haʻehaʻe Heen, Afong Waianuenue, Phoebe Kaenaokalani, Moses Keliʻiolono Heen, Eliza (Lulu) Lulukamakani, Ernest Nalanielua; Robert Kanehailua Kekuaiwahia, Edward Kahakelehua, and George Keawe-a-meheula. Harry may have had other wife’s, we are hoping to connect with that ʻOhana as well. We are in the planning stages but are looking to do a family reunion sometime in 2020 on Oʻahu. Please contact Teave Heen
808-870-7656 teavehee@gmail.com or Curtsi Heen curtis.heen@yahoo.com.

Holu/Hoʻomana – Holu & Hoʻomana 25th Year Genealogy Gathering. Descendants of Koko, Liʻiliʻi, Holu, Hoʻomana, Kahawaiolaʻa, Leleiwi are encouraged to attend. Events & Activities: Dec 31, 2019, New Year’s Eve Celebration, Sunset to Sunrise, Waianae. BYOB & Potluck Dish. Jan 3, 2020, Ohana Happy Hour Social Happy hour 2-4pm, Pililaʻau Army Recreation Center, The Beach House 85-10 Army St., Waianae. Jan 4, 2020, Genealogy Gathering 9a-Sunset, Waianae. ʻOhana-style potluck luncheon. Gathering Programs include: Traditions, Introductions, Family Significance, Potluck luncheon, Genealogy, Cultural Practices, Story Telling, Genealogy Updates. For more information, contact John McCauslin at (808) 927-2250.

Kamila/Cazimero – We are updating our Kamila and Manuel Family Tree and planning our next Family Reunion. Please check out our Facebook page; Hui ʻo Manuel a me Kamila Reunion or email Kamila.ManuelCazimeroFR2021@gmail.com. You can also contact Stacy Hanohano at (808) 520-4212 for more information.

Kulioholani-Konawahine – ʻOhana Reunion Save the Date – Saturday June 20, 2020, Waimanalo Hawaiian Homes Hale, 41-253 Hauhole St. Waimanalo. Descendants are from the following ʻOhana: Henry AhChoy Apua, Amoe Aki Yam, Edward Kau, Harry Aki, Samuel Aki, Alexander Aki, Josephine DeLaura-Crow, Ramona Teves, Veronica Samera, Dorothy Kekuewa, Shirley Hering and Lorna Akiona-Terry. For more information: https://sites.google.com/site/kauakiohana/; https://www.facebook.com/groups/1706567222891054/; rosejuly.yam@gmail.com.

Manu/Kawelo – Descendants of John Manu-Kawelo and Kaohuaaionaalii Kapapaheenalu of North Kohala will all be together for the first time in 30 years beginning next year Wednesday, July 29 through Sunday August 2nd, 2020. We will start with an Oahu gathering and then meet in North Kohala. Our descendants include Pa, Stewart, Rodenhurst, , Hussey, Moku, Manu, and many more. There will be many exciting events that you don’t want to miss!! For more information follow us on Facebook, Manu – Kawelo Reunion.

Pio – The descendants of Kepio aka Kaawalauole/Kaawalauloa/Keliipio/Pio and wife Keoahu of Kaupo, Maui, will be having a family reunion on Maui island, Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 4-7, 2020 at Kihei Community Center. Kepio and Keoahu had six children who used the surname Kepio or Pio at some point in their lives: Kahaleuahi (k), Nakoaelua (w), Malaea (w), Kaukani (k), Ipoaloha (w) and Kaleohano (k). Reunion meetings are held on Maui and Oahu. Next Maui meeting is Sat. 10/19/19, 11am-1pm at 11 S. Puunene Ave. (behind OʻReilly’s Auto), Kahului; potluck lunch. Next Oahu meeting is Sun. 10/20/19, 1pm at Kalanianaole (Nanakuli) Beach Park, potluck lunch. Contact: Kaʻapuni Peters-Wong 808-375-4321, Toni Kowalski 808-436-1845, Donna HueSing Curimao 808-264-3178, Valda “Sweetheart” Baisa Andaya 808-572-9245, Kapiʻolani Adams 808-778-6383 or email pioohana@gmail.com.

Pukana O Kanialama – family reunion July 10-12, 2020 in Hilo. Descendants of Kinikahikiainoa and Pooui Pahane, Kanialama and Kaohuaino (their 3 keiki Keliikuaaina, Kaniakaio and Pooui), Kaiʻanui and Nakahili ( parents of Pooui Pahane), Kelupaka Kona and Pila Kauahiokona (parents of Kai’anui). Main branches from the previous mentioned are Kahanu, Gooman, Long, Kona, Kai’anui. Please send contact information or questions to pukanahilo@gmail.com.

Victor – Victor ʻOhana reunion for descendants of Kamukai Wikoli and Amelia Akoi will be held on Oʻahu from Friday 21 through Sunday 23 August 2020. For details please see the ʻohana website at www.victor-ohana.org or the ʻohana Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/The.Victor.Ohana. For more information contact Dwight Victor at dwight@victor-ohana.org, (808) 688-2349, or PO Box 970700 Waipahu HI 96797.

Woolsey – The descendants of George Lewis Woolsey and Annie Kamakakaulani Akana are planning a family reunion on July 2-5, 2020 at He Piko No Waiohuli, Kula, Maui, Hawaii. George Lewis Woolsey and Annie Kamakakaulani Akana had four children, all of whom have produced descendants: Matilda Woolsey Norton, George Woolsey, James Woolsey and Miriam Woolsey Jay Reed. We will talk story, have music, games, enjoy each other’s company and have genealogy updates during the reunion. Camping is allowed. For more information, please emailHope: woolseyohana@gmail.com.

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Beirne/George/Kailiuli/Waiwaiole – Looking for descendants of Joseph Beirne, Lani George, Victoria Kailiuli, and John Kalua Waiwaiole. A family reunion will be held June 26-27, 2020 in Honolulu. Please contact Minette K Ngalu at ngalu10@gmail.com or call 808-250-8751. Mahalo.

Cullen – Looking for genealogy records for my great grandmother on my father’s side. Mary Cullen 1869-1920 married John Fernandez 1860-1939. Their daughter Madeline Fernandez Colburn. Please call or text Pauahi Colburn at 722-8400. Mahalo nui.

Gramberg – Searching for the descendants or any related ʻohana of Herman Gramberg and Rose Anakalea. Children of Herman and Rose are Herman “Waha”, Theresa, George, Vivian, Henry “Heine”, Darilynn, and Rosebud. Looking to update genealogical information. Please email grambergohana1@gmail.com. Any information shared is greatly appreciated. Mahalo!

Harbottle – I am looking for information on my great-great grandmother. Her name is Talaimanomateata or Kuaʻanalewa, she was Tahitian and married to or had a child with George Nahalelaau Harbottle. Born in 1815 on Oʻahu and son of John Harbottle of England and Papapaunauapu daughter of Haninimakaohilani and Kauhiaimokuakama. I know from Edward Hulihee Harbottle’s (my great grandfather) Guardianship court case that when his father George died his mother was on Maui and the case was stopped until she could be in court. When she appeared in court she said it was fine if Edward H. Boyd became his guardian. There are family stories that she had come from an aliʻi family of Tahiti and was in Hawaiʻi as a ward of the court. I have not been able to substantiate this information. If anyone in the family knows where I might look it would be wonderful to know. Please contact me at waiakaphillips@yahoo.com or call 808-936-3946. Mahalo, Noelani Willing Phillips.

Hussey – The Hussey family (Alexander & Kaaikaula Makanoe) is updating its genealogy book. Please go to husseyohana.org for more information.

Kaiwa – Looking for descendants or related ʻOhana Members of ‘BILL KAIWA’, aka SOLOMAN ANI. Please contact ROBERTA BOLLIG 320-248-3656 or flh63kb@yahoo.com MAHALO!

Kalaupapa – Are you looking for an ancestor at Kalaupapa? Ka ʻOhana O Kalaupapa, a nonprofit organization made up of Kalaupapa residents, family members and friends, might be able to help. We have information on more than 7,000 people sent to Kalaupapa. Contact ʻOhana Coordinator Valerie Monson at vmonson@kalaupapaohana.org or call 808-573-2746.

Kamakau – Looking for anyone with information on Abigaila Ellen Hakalaniponi (also known as Poni) Kamakau. Born at Kaopipa/Kaupipa, Kipahulu, Maui on September 3, 1850 and died at Kahehuna (Honolulu) on January 20, 1884. Please contact 808-366-0847 or

Kamekona/Loa/Kahawai – Searching for genealogy, family members, foster or hānai records for my Great Grandmother, ROSE HIWA KAMEKONA, born June 15, 1909, 1st marriage to George Loa 1927 (one child with/Rose Loa/now Rose Lani), 2nd marriage to Francis Kahawai 1928 – 1929 (three children with), deceased 1935. I am the grand-daughter of Rose Loa/Lani, great grand daughter to ROSE HIWA KAMEKONA. Please call/leave message/text Luana @ (808) 450-0103 or email

Keawe – Looking for genealogy records or family members for my grandmother Hannah Keawe born 1875 in North Kohala, HI. Married my grandfather Henry K. Iaea born 1880 in Kaʻu, HI. Married 1901 Hon. Territory of Hawaiʻi birth 1896-1909. Index by name of mother Keawe Hannah, father Henry K. Iaea – child Elizabeth Kalua born 7/19/1898 in North Kohala. Please call Ned Iaea 808-979-1800 or 808-426-1061. Mahalo!

Keanu – Would like to locate genealogical information for my deceased paternal grandmother named Josephine Keanu born either in Kaʻu or Kaohe (Big Island) on 8/12/1912 or 1911. Supposedly, her birth record was destroyed during a fire at St. Benedict Church in Honaunau. I was told this church kept birth records of nearby families during that period. I would greatly appreciate any kokua in locating her ʻohana and details of her birth. Please contact ssylva4@hotmail.com.

Kekuku Apuakehau – Looking for lineage from Joseph Kekukupena Apuakehau, 1857-1936, and Miliama “Miriam” Kaopua, 1857-1919, to Kalaimanokahoʻowaha also known as Kanaʻina nui (Big Island Aliʻi), circa 1778, to Alapaʻi Nui (Big Island King, 1725-1754). Any and all information will be greatly appreciated. Mahalo! Please send email to Miriam: matar02@Hawaiiantel.net.

Kauka – Looking for descendants or related ʻohana members of Deborah Chan Loy (DOB: about 1885) Please contact Glenn Ventura at gdventura44@gmail.com. Mainly trying to locate sisters of my mother Irene Loy (DOB: 1914) Married John Ventura of Kihei. Sisters: Lillian, Saddie (Sadie), Warma (Velma) and Agnes Kauka.

Makaaeae – Seeking any heirs or descendants of “Makaaeae,” who when divorcing his wife Pipi in 1884 claimed no children from their marriage and signed his name as Makaaiai. Please contact UH Archivist Helen Wong Smith (808) 956-8515.

Makua – Looking for descendants or related ʻohana members of Henry K. Makua (year of birth: 1907, Honolulu) Father: Joseph K. Makua, Mother: Mary Aukai, Sisters: Malia and Mele, Sons: Henery and Donald Makua. Joseph and Mary may have orginated from Kauaʻi. Looking for genealogical information. Please contact – emakua.makua@gmail.com. Mahalo!

Titcomb – For all descendants of Charles Titcomb and Kanikele – it’s time to update the family information for another family reunion. Anyone that would be interested to be on the planning committee, contact: K. Nani Kawaa at titcombfamilyreunion@gmail.com.

Waiolama – Searching for family members and genealogical records of George (ʻAinaahiahi/Kaaniaahiahi) Waiolama born about June 5, 1892 in Kahakuloa, Maui. Mother: Kawao Kaainaahiahi Kahakuloa, Maui. Father: (George Sr.) Waiolama of Wailuku, Maui. George Jr. is a half brother of my grandmother Elizabeth “Lizzie” Leialoha Cook. Also, family members of Waiolama on Oʻahu, Helemano area, who was a brother in law of 3x great uncle Konohiki Namahana (Mahoe) (if this is the one and same Waiolama family?). Please contact Sissy Akui at kealohamaiole@gmail.com. Mahalo!

Yong/Kukahiko – Kalei Keahi / Ah Foon Yong and John Mahele Kukahiko / Daisy Nahaku Up dating genealogy information on these 2 ohana. Please send to Janelle Kanekoa ( granddaughter of Samuel Apo Young/ Yong and Daisybelle Kukahiko) email me @ nehaukanekoa@gmail.com.Please list on top right which ohana you belong to. Yong or Kukahiko.